2021 Benefits Year in Review

Here in the benefits world, there doesn’t seem to be a slow year. A lot happened in 2021 so my fellow podsquad members and I took a look at the top benefits stories of the past year (which has become our year-end tradition!) Plus, we gave our best attempt at making some predictions for 2022.

Our 2021 predictions included:

  • COVID-19 vaccinations
  • ACA Supreme Court Decision—California versus Texas
  • Health Care Coverage Transparency Rules
  • SECURE Act 2.0

While our predictions were pretty accurate, we also discussed what actually shook things up for the benefits industry in 2021, including:

  • American Rescue Plan Act
  • Cybersecurity
  • Mental Health Parity
  • Telemedicine
  • Supreme Court decision on LGBTQ+ rights, Bostock versus Clayton County

You’ll have to give the episode a listen to find out what’s on our 2022 benefits watch list! Our predictions may or may not be accurate for the year ahead but one thing that is always certain—uncertainty. There are many unknowns surrounding issues bubbling up for benefits right now and that seems to be a constant refrain for the industry.

We’ll be covering trending benefits topics, interviewing fantastic experts for deeper dives, and addressing breaking news items so stick with Justin, Julie and me for more Talking Benefits episodes in 2022! 

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